United Nations: Stop The Nigerian Senate From Making Under-Age Marriage The Law!
Moving Toward Supporting Survivors!
Aug 26, 2013 — Thank you all so much for your support and concern for this petition. We want to remind you to keep the pressure on. At the height of the controversy, some members of the Nigerian Senate got together to promise something would be done. Since then, nothing more has been said. Obviously, they believe the storm has passed and business as usual can continue. Please let's continue to share this petition to remind them of their duty to defenseless girls.
As a result of your support in the past month, I have received reports of young victims running away to seek shelter. One such report is of a seventeen year old, married at thirteen to a 65 year old, with two children and pregnant with a third. She sought help with a social worker but was forced to return to her terrible nightmare after funds to help her ran out. Her story is very hard to tell. She has befallen such misfortune, it breaks my heart. More to come on her and others in need of healing.
Thanks again for your continued support.